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Designing your website's footer is as important as designing the header. Nathan Leigh Davis explains why, and reveals 16 websites that get it right.
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When starting any website project, it's natural to want to concentrate your design efforts on the homepage and the header. As a result, the footer often becomes an afterthought - relegated to a poorly designed dumping ground for copyright information, legal disclaimers and spammy SEO links. But it shouldn't be this way.
The footer of a website is as important as the header, if not more so. Why? Because the footer is the last port of call for many visitors. The point at which they’ll sign up for service, want to read another article or simply require your contact details. Ask yourself - what do you want your visitors to do when they reach the bottom of the page? The answer you come up with will be a great starting point for designing your website footer.
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